Gold Jacket will serve as the Grand Marshal for the fourth annual “Light Up the Night” 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, March 6 in Los Angeles, Cali. The 5k is being put on by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Foundation, Inc. to help raise funds for research to help improve and eventually cure allergic disease.
Dickerson managed his allergies his entire life, especially when he was playing football.
"Personally, I have had allergies my whole life. I suffered through my allergies in the NFL, too, and never received any real treatment for them. After finally seeing an allergist a few years ago, I now know how important it is to get help," Dickerson explained.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 6.8 million children have asthma, 6.6 million have hay fever and 4.1 million children have food allergies.
"Light Up the Night" 5K Walk/Run will kick off onsite registration on March 6 at 4:30 pm PT outside the doors of the Los Angeles Convention Center. Registration ($45) is open to the public and includes a t-shirt, hat, tote bag and glow gear to brighten the evening. Families and children are welcome. Warm-up begins at 5:15 pm PT and the race begins at 5:30 pm PT. More information is available here>>>
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